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Why choose Hotsy for your pressure washer?

Hotsy is America's #1 name for pressure washers, but what makes Hotsy pressure washers so special?

Before owning the Hotsy of Las Vegas and Hotsy of Henderson dealerships, Aaron Muller had been pressure washing trucks since 1989. Having tried just about all the pressure washer brands, Aaron can tell from experience that Hotsy is the pressure washer to choose if you are serious about your pressure washing business.

First, Hotsy pressure washers last longer. There is nothing more frustrating than a cheap pressure washer breaking after some use. The Hotsy pressure washers are engineered to last. For example, the frames are welded rather than bolted together, and polyethylene tanks are used instead of metal tanks, so the tanks do not rust. In addition, Hotsy pumps utilize a trademarked NESTechnology™ in its pump seals, which results in a much longer life for the pump seal. The less downtime your equipment has, the more money you save. Not only can you minimize the repair costs, having working equipment when you need it allows you to minimize downtime, service more clients, and generate more income for your business.

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Many businesses today are concerned about rising fuel costs. Hotsy hot-water pressure washers feature a high-efficiency upright burner and coil. Compared to the horizontal (or lay-down coil) design found in most pressure washers, the Hotsy design leads to maximum energy efficiency. Not only does the Hotsy pressure washer save you on fuel costs, but it also produces hotter water, which leads to better cleaning results.


When comparing pressure washers, it is important to compare apples to apples. Many pressure washer models are not ETL-certified. According to OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1926.403(a), electrical equipment must be approved by a recognized electrical testing agency. Your Hotsy equipment is certified to ETL-ETLC standards, assuring that you are purchasing a safe machine that meets industry regulations. Hotsy products are designed to comply with OSHA (CCOHS) regulation 1910.399 & 1910.303(a), SORE Small Off Road Equipment regulation, Clean Air Act of 1990, Regulation ICES-002, Tier l-lV engine regulations, NATM / NHTSA, and Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. In addition, Hotsy manufacturing facilities meet the ISO-9001 quality standard and ISO-14001 environmental standard. Hotsy equipment has also been tested for electricial interference emissions to pass C-Tick regulations.

Last but not least, know that pressure washers require care and maintenance. Just as a car needs oil changes and service on a regular basis, so does your pressure washer. When you buy a pressure washer from a big-box store, catalogue company, or an Internet company, they often do not offer any service. By contrast, when you purchase a Hotsy pressure washer from your local Hotsy dealer, we have a team of service technicians that will help you maintain your pressure washing equipment in top shape.

When you purchase a Hotsy pressure washer from Hotsy of Las Vegas and Hotsy of Henderson, you are building a relationship with your local team of technicians. Choosing the right pressure washer for your application can be an overwhelming experience. Just the Hotsy brand alone offers over 130 different models of hot-water pressure washer and cold-water pressure water for different cleaning applications. Let our knowledgeable staff discuss your needs and help you choose the right pressure washer for you

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Cold Water vs. Hot Water Pressure Washers

The choice between using a cold water or hot water pressure washer depends on the type of cleaning task you need to accomplish. Here are some general guidelines to help you decide when to use each:

Cold Water Machine
Cold Water Pressure Washer:
  • Light to Medium Duty Cleaning: Cold water pressure washers are suitable for most outdoor cleaning tasks that involve removing dirt, dust, mud, and grime from surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, decks, fences, and vehicles.
  • Cost-Effective: Cold water pressure washers are typically more affordable and require less maintenance compared to hot water pressure washers.
  • Delicate Surfaces: Cold water is generally safer for cleaning delicate surfaces that may be damaged by hot water, such as painted surfaces, certain types of wood, or plastics.
Hot Water Pressure Washer
Hot Water Pressure Washer:
  • Heavy Duty Cleaning: Hot water pressure washers are effective for tackling tough and stubborn stains, grease, oil, and other contaminants that are difficult to remove with cold water alone. They are commonly used in industrial and commercial settings.
  • Oil and Grease Removal: Hot water helps to break down and dissolve oil and grease more effectively, making it the preferred choice for cleaning engines, machinery, greasy surfaces, and industrial equipment.
  • Sanitization: Hot water can provide additional sanitization benefits by killing bacteria, germs, and mold more effectively than cold water.

The pressure washer experts at Hotsy of Las Vegas and Hotsy of Henderson can help you choose the right pressure washer for your needs. Simply give us a call today!

Water Volume and Pressure

To achieve the best cleaning results with a pressure washer, it's important to understand how water volume (flow rate) and pressure work together. Here's an explanation of how to use different water volume and pressure settings effectively:

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Water Volume (Flow Rate):

Water volume, measured in gallons per minute (GPM), determines the amount of water flowing through the pressure washer. Higher water volume helps to rinse away dirt and debris more effectively. To optimize water volume:

  • Use higher GPM for large surface areas or heavily soiled areas.
  • Adjust the nozzle or spray pattern to distribute water evenly across the surface.
  • Ensure proper water supply to the pressure washer to maintain consistent flow.
Hotsy Pressure Guage

Pressure, measured in pounds per square inch (PSI), determines the force at which water is sprayed from the pressure washer. Higher pressure helps to remove stubborn stains and grime. To optimize pressure:

  • Use higher PSI for tougher cleaning tasks or when dealing with grease, oil, or thick layers of dirt.
  • Adjust the pressure using the pressure regulator or nozzle settings. Be cautious not to use excessive pressure that may damage surfaces.
  • Maintain a consistent distance between the pressure washer nozzle and the surface being cleaned. The optimal distance varies depending on the nozzle and the surface type, so refer to the manufacturer's guidelines.
Equipment Cleaning
Finding the right balance:

Finding the optimal balance between water volume and pressure depends on the specific cleaning task and the surface you're cleaning. Here are some general guidelines:

  • For lighter tasks, such as rinsing dirt or dust, you can use a higher water volume with lower pressure.
  • For heavy-duty tasks or removing stubborn stains, you may need higher pressure and moderate water volume.
  • Experiment with different settings, starting with lower pressure and adjusting as needed. Avoid using excessive pressure as it can damage surfaces.
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Additional tips:
  • Pre-treat heavily soiled areas with appropriate cleaning agents or detergents before pressure washing.
  • Test the pressure washer on a small, inconspicuous area first, especially for delicate or painted surfaces, to ensure it doesn't cause any damage.
  • Always follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for your specific pressure washer model.

Remember, it's important to prioritize safety and use the appropriate protective gear, such as safety glasses, gloves, and closed-toe shoes, when operating a pressure washer.

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